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scammed but saved by her bank

Monday, June 05, 2017 13:59 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A LaPorte woman was scammed but her bank stopped her from becoming a victim.
According to LaPorte Police, the 44-year old woman reported she was approved for a $10,000 loan by a man on the phone claiming to be with another bank.
At his request, she gave him her bank account information to allow for a direct deposit of the funds.
Thinking she had the money in her account, the woman told police she celebrating by gambling at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City but later discovered the cash she was expecting had not been deposited.
Instead, her account information was used by another party to try and cash four checks totalling about $3,000.
The bank rejected the checks, though, because the handwriting on each one did not match hers, police said.
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